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Behavior of precipitation in 2009 Dominican Repúblic. National Meteorology Office Dominican Republic. Rainfall 2009. Cont. Rainfall 2009. Conditions are more favorable from April. The Dominican Republic is directly influenced by the ENSO phenomenon.

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Behavior of precipitation in 2009 Dominican Repúblic

National Meteorology Office Dominican Republic

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Rainfall 2009

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Cont. Rainfall 2009

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Conditions are more favorable from April

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The Dominican Republic is directly influenced by the ENSO


El Niño conditions are weakening since spring

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Improve Drought Monitoring and Prediction in Dominican Republic Objetives

  • Alert all water sectors on the precipitation behavior

  • Continue improve flood and drought forecasting for the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean

  • Create an early drought warning system before the event of rainfall deficits

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  • Sensitize the population on the use of water rationing

  • Provide a projection of future drought

  • Contributes to the welfare and protection of the general public

  • Increase scientific capacity and Investigate drought management

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Some examples we wish to develope in our country

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Projected rainfall Decrease by 2099Major cause for concern

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According to reanalysis the rainfall in the Caribbean have declined

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Frontal Season

Nov. – Abr.

Frontal systems result in more precipitation in the northern, northeastern and western

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Season Convective

May -Jun

During this period our country receives greater precipitation of large Mesoscale Convective Complexes (MCC), which emerge from the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), which has seen very active during this time. The major contribution of rain is observed in the regions, NE, SW and the southern part of the Western Region.

Normal Anual Precipitation Dominican Rep. 1971-2000

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Tropical Activity

Agosto - Octubre

This season is involved in Tropical Cyclone Season starting on 1st. June until 30 November.

During the months of August to October there has been a major tropical cyclone formation directly or indirectly affect our country.

Rainfall is distributed throughout the national territory, but the largest amounts of the Regions are Northeast, Southeast and Southwest.

The West Region which is normally dry receives its highest rainfall this season influenced by tropical cyclones

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Our relief is very diverse or varied

Neyba Cordillera

Septentrional Cordillera

Central Cordillera

where is located the highest peak in Caribbean (3.087 m) -8 and 30 Celsius D.

Bahoruco Cordillera

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National Network of Stations

Which has increased with the participation of the Ministry of Agriculture

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SOME EFFECTS OF DROUGHT IN THE Dominican Republic lasts months

  • The water sector authorities announced the drilling of 12 wells in various parts of the National District and the liquid distribution by tanker trucks.

water shortages for domestic use

120 million gallons stop coming to the homes of the capital every day, for a deficit of 73%.

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Thank you very much!!

Caridad Pérez

Climatology Department

National Meteorology Office (ONAMET)

Tel. 001-809-788-1122, ext. 233 and 232

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